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Enjoying the Moment

There is a misconception that stress can sometimes be unavoidable when planning a wedding, but that is far from the truth. The planning to showcase your love story should be a time of excitement and anticipation. Read more: Enjoying the Moment

Weddings are Colorful Events

Weddings are colorful events. You can find it any detail of the day from bridal party attire, flowers, and arrangements. Color says a lot about style, personality, and personal likes. Having a color scheme allows your vision come to life.

Pantone has named its colors of the year: Rose Quartz and Periwinkle Blue. The colors represent peace and comfort. The two shades and their variations are attractive together or as individuals. 2016 brings back pastels and they can be used in a timeless traditional style or in a modern chic. Choosing your colors early is a must as everything else falls into place behind it.

The Sweet Look

When you walk into the wedding reception, the cake is often the centerpiece for attention. And let’s be honest, guests can’t wait to sink their sweet tooth into the lovely wedding cake sitting there in all its glory. Read more: The Sweet Look

Capturing your Love Story

Your wedding will be a whirlwind event; there will be events of the day that you will remember vividly, and others that will be memories caught by camera that will become your wedding story to be shared forever.

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Fort Indiantown Gap Community Club and Keystone Conference Center

Located on the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking Marquette Lake, is the charming Keystone Conference Center. The Keystone offers a large reception area full of character and beauty that can fit any bride’s vision.

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Army Heritage and Education Center

For a smaller more intimate affair, the Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC) is a space of limitless expectations. Offering new and modern space, AHEC is the place for your rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, or morning after brunch. AHEC is the perfect “blank canvas,” that will fit any bride’s vision.

The Letort View Community Center

Located on historical Carlisle Barracks, Letort View is a hidden gem for those looking for a perfect wedding venue. Our facility offers all-inclusive packages for the whole weekend, whether it is a three-day affair or just the wedding day. Read more: The Letort View Community Center

Making the Wedding Yours

Your wedding is a story, a love story that you are sharing with your family and friends. A story that you want showcased in a way that displays you as the couple that you are. You are paying attention to trends and making decisions on building your wedding vision whether it is one you have had for a lifetime or one that has been created the day of your engagement. 

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Your Tux your Style

Whether you prefer to rent or buy your tuxedo, here are a few helpful hints before you begin the selection process for attire.

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Inviting your Style

A wedding is the most exciting part of a couple’s love story and couples are inviting others to be part of their story on the most important day to them.
Invitations are the first thing a wedding guest will see, setting the tone for the wedding, the style, the formality; the overall atmosphere of the wedding event. Invitations are the first impression; make the invitation design speak to the day. Read more: Inviting your Style

Blooming Personality

It is not a wedding event without floral accents, and wedding flowers are so much more than the ceremony bouquets and centerpieces; they can be symbolic in a traditional sense or they can portray your own personality. Flowers can be a wow-factor or a subtle enhancement. There are limitless ways flowers can be incorporated into your wedding.

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Carlisle Barracks & Fort Indiantown Gap Wedding Venues

Whether you are planning an extravagant celebration or the most intimate of gatherings, our venues and experienced staff will know how to make it a day you will remember forever.

As you research and visit potential locations, consider how they meet and agree with you and your fiancés’ desired budget, catering options available, space availability and accessibility. When considering your venue, it’s important to be able to show off your style while pleasing your guests. Making small considerate choices in selecting food and drink options, music selection and fun features or photo opportunities show respect and gratitude to all your family and friends.

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Planning Ideas...from a Bride-to-be

When my fiancé, Luke, and I got engaged at our favorite vacation spot overlooking the Smoky Mountains I was so excited to be marrying my best friend. I could not wait to start planning our dream wedding. Many girls dream of their special day, and how they want it, but there is more to planning a wedding than most brides think. There are many resources available to help ease some stress. From digital to print, they all offer an array of information and  different ways to be organized while planning. As a bride-to-be I would like to offer some insight to future brides on how to better stay organized while planning.

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50 money saving tips for couples on a budget

  1. Focus on areas that are important to you, and skimp in other places.
  2. Enlist friends and family for their help.
  3. Be ruthless with head count.
  4. Have fewer attendants. Read more: 50 money saving tips for couples on a budget

Helpful (FREE) Smartphone/Tablet Apps for Wedding Planning


The Knot

This app covers everything- RSVPs, checklists, inspiration, vendor information, budgeting and seating plans. Photos from real weddings are linked directly to the vendor who worked on them. See an awesome bouquet you like? Click on it and you’ll be led right to the florist. Available on iPhone, Android and tablets.

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